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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on 1976-10-09


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This show has been released as Dick's Picks, Vol. 33

Promised Land, Mississippi Half Step, Cassidy, Tennessee Jed, Looks Like Rain, They Love Each Other, Minglewood Blues, Scarlet Begonias, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication, Sugaree Saint Stephen-> Not Fade Away-> Saint Stephen-> Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Drums-> Samson & Delilah-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower-> One More Saturday Night, E: U.S. Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date October 9, 1976
Venue Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Location Oakland, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD>Rm>Dat>Sonic Solutions>CD


Notes

Update: This show is featured on Dick's Picks Vol. 33
Set 2; SBD>Rm>Dat>Sonic Solutions>CD; Seeded to etree by Charlie Miller

Reviews

Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - October 9, 2012
Subject: Dick's Picks Vol. 33
An exemplary show, awesomely played; a heady reminder of how unpredictable the Dead's setlists were pre-78.

Supporting the band is a nice way to say 'thank you' for all the music we're able to stream on this site. DP33 sounds incredible, too, so it's worth seeking out.
Reviewer: billydlions - - September 14, 2011
Subject: One of the best from 1976
I have the Grateful Dead Hour version which includes Scarlet and the entire 2nd set and this show is certainly one of the best from 1976. The Help on the Way is only rivaled by 5-22-77. Scarlet is a thing of beauty, Saint Stephen is perfect as is the NFA intro. Buy Dicks Picks or find the GDH version.
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - - April 27, 2010
Subject: ripping
not a huge '76 fan of what i've heard thus far...until i landed this show a while back (featured on DP 33). i gotta say, this is a really well played, energetic show. Of note for me is an excellently jammed Scarlet (garcia just has flurries of note flying everywhere) and easily the best franklins tower i've ever heard...blows away most '77 versions, which can be a bit slow and unfocused. The help>slip is different too and is nice to hear. I gotta get more into this year, been stuck in the 68-74 period far too long!
Reviewer: gratefulvince - - April 11, 2010
Subject: Great show
Love the banter right before the St. Stephen - "We Love you Uncle Bill! You'll be alright!"

As for the show, definitely an all-time best Scarlet Begonias for sure. Also this is easily the most creative 2nd set of 1976 by far. Just very creative and loose and exciting jams here. GET IT!! 1976-1977 are both equally great in my mind just different, but equally good.
Reviewer: Jerry-Gee - - October 10, 2009
Subject: Pete Townsend to Jerry during this run
"How is that you guys (e.g. the Dead) play different songs, different sets every show?" Jerry explained to Pete that that was how it was with the Dead. This anecdote is found in "The Oral History of Jerry Garcia" by Greenfield. I had the second set way back in the 80s and thought it was very strong. I recall that the Help-Slip-Franklin's...mindblowing...
Reviewer: jfk62 - - December 19, 2005
Subject: Still Available for download
I don't want to shoot myself in the foot, but nugets.net has this show for download minus a couple first set songs - it sounds great!!! (I'm listening as I type this)
Reviewer: rollandfin - - June 26, 2005
Subject: GOOD JOB Dick's Pick's
top knotch shows ,10-9 10-10 and credit to DIck'd Picks owed, they sound great and one can hear every note from start to finish, this is an excelent choice to release, there was a Cornell'ish buzz associated with them, and as a result it really overshadows some of the partial-show dick's releases from the era. just add cottege, beer, girl, lake and sun. This would have also made a great dvd video!!! wish some of the WHO's performance was included, but im happy as it is.
Reviewer: Oregonglen - - May 25, 2005
Subject: Best of 76
In most cases, the shows of '76 were slower, more exploratory shows, while the second set of this show just absolutely rips! The buildup from NFA back to St. Stephen sends shivers through me everytime with Jerry climaxing on the high Stephen note; they don't stop when the Stephen ends, other than for the crowd to take a short breath and BAM! right in Help and from here the show doesn't stop. One of my all time favorites. In my top 5 of second sets! Get Dicks Picks 33. You won't regret it!
Reviewer: stealthhippy - - April 21, 2005
Subject: OMG..where has this been hiding......
after listening to these shows of 10/9 and 10/10 for the 3rd time......just had to let you all know..this is a must have collection..superbsound, vocals, incredible jams and just all around amazing GD...one of the best ever............6 stars!!!!
Reviewer: JerryRocks - - April 18, 2005
Subject: Excellent
This was the first bootleg i ever owned and i only had the second set but for years and years it was the only cassette botleg i had an i must say it still today remains my personal #1 show. well worth the time it takes to dl this. And although it is now on DP 33 for all to enjoy it is still worth getting this if it ever reappears for downloading.
Reviewer: busterb - - November 7, 2004
Subject: greastest set ever.
What happened to this show? Please put it back up. I lost my copy and I really need another. PLEASE!!! Just heard that this show is going to be mulitated by dicks picks.
Reviewer: ogie - - November 7, 2004
Subject: Dicks pick 33 just announced
This whole show and the 10th are going to be Dicks Pick 33,availble Nov.15th!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: bootleg43 - - October 25, 2004
Subject: The Dead Can Be Wrong
I've read in inteviews with Jerry that the Dead were disappointed in their playing during this show. There is nothing to be disappointed in. The Not Fade Away RIPS. The Help On The Way is one of the best, with Phil pounding out the signature opening bass lines with authority. The entire second set is a pleasure to listen to from beginning to end. The first set ain't no slouch either. Get this one for the second set. Best show from 76!
Reviewer: brendanmcauley - - August 18, 2004
Subject: Superb show
This show rocks! I was not there, because I was 6 years old but the tape I have is very kind! Stephen>helpslipfranks is absolutely beautiful! I give this 4 stars because in order to get a five from me I need to have been there.
Reviewer: BobFV - - July 11, 2004
Subject: UCSC Crown College In The House!
A group from my college rented a bus from our University and we all went up to Oakland. As I recall, The Dead played in the afternoon and The Who rounded out the day with a set after the Dead's set. It was a huge sound system that day - much more like the "wall of sound" days than the more refined Dead of the early 90's. The soundboard master does the concert justive - wonder if The Who's set is out there somewhere too?
Reviewer: peacenik - - June 16, 2004
Subject: Dont forget the Scarlet!
Since sets are divided here, just a reminder to those who aren't familiar with this show to be sure and get the Scarlet from Set I!! It is absolutely stellar, one of the highlights in a day of highlights and, IMHO, one of the great Scarlet jams. (and the LL-Supp ain't too shabby either...)
Reviewer: soul_rebel - - June 11, 2004
Subject: Day on the Green
This was a wonderful late summer show. The sun is shining the weather was sweet...the Who and the Dead. A "slim", shirtless Jerry (rare), rollicking to and fro. The second set was outstanding...listen to the music play!
Reviewer: funknik - - June 2, 2004
Subject: Look No Further
I'll pit this Set II against anybody's favorite long-lost revelatory mystical set. The sickness never stops...a brief breather after "sampson" then right on through some of the best jamming these guys have ever accomplished. Jerry is on fire and in a very focused way, pushing boundries and playing bluesy leads that you could eat with a spoon...don't stand too close to your speakers....you may get burned!!!
Reviewer: michael tristan - - May 30, 2004
Subject: My Very 1st tape!
This was my 1st tape ever! Its no wonder I love the Grateful Dead! do yourself a favor and get it now! I wore out that old XLII years ago!
Reviewer: Chamonix - - May 29, 2004
Subject: Franklin's Tower
The second half of this Franklin's Tower is rippin'and the 2nd set is worth owning. It is the only '76 show I kept after weeding.
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